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Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Safety precautions: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply

    • Unplug your device

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Open the doors: step 2, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Open the doors: step 2, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Open the doors: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Depending on your repair, open one or both doors.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Remove the drawers: step 3, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Remove the drawers: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the drawers and shelves from the freezer section.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screw(s) securing the evaporator cover.

  5. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Unclip the evaporator cover: step 5, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Unclip the evaporator cover: step 5, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Unclip the evaporator cover: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the bottom of the evaporator cover up and over its lip in the chassis.

    • Pull the cover toward yourself to release its top clips.

  6. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Remove the evaporator cover: step 6, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Remove the evaporator cover: step 6, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Remove the evaporator cover: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Continue pulling the evaporator cover towards yourself to unclip its metal prongs from the chassis.

    • Remove the evaporator cover.

  7. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Unclip the thermistor: step 7, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Unclip the thermistor: step 7, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Unclip the thermistor: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to push the tip of the thermistor through its slot in the wire harness.

  8. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the thermistor: step 8, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Disconnect the thermistor: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect any connectors attached to the thermistor.

  9. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Remove the thermistor: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the thermistor.

  10. Whirlpool Refrigerator Freezer Thermistor Replacement, Meter the thermistor: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • If you own a multimeter, you can test your thermistor's resistance.

    • A range between 2-220KΩ is acceptable. Check the specifications for your specific thermistor since there is such a large variance, and make sure you test at the appropriate temperature.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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